Please check back in December 2023 for Details
Student Interviews will take place beginning in January 2024
2024 Rotary Youth Exchange with Japan
is looking for applicants
A three week summer exchange between Rotary District 7475 in NJ, US
and Rotary District 2670 in Shikoku, Japan
Congratulations to Mike and Marlene Karu who
have been selected as 2023 leaders for the
Japan Exchange Program
Rotary District 7475 is looking for students to represent our District in a cultural exchange with Japan.  The Short Term Youth Exchange Program, now in its 45th year, offers students ages 15 to 18 the opportunity to experience life in another country.
This three week trip is expected to depart on June 29, 2023 and is designed for students who want to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will last a lifetime.  Our group of 16 students and 2 adult leaders will be met in Osaka by Japanese Rotarians who will be our hosts during our stay.
The group will visit major cities in southern Japan including Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. There will also be a separate trip to Hiroshima to visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum. The group will primarily stay on the island of Shikoku (approximately the size of New Jersey), the smallest of the four main islands in Japan.  Each young person will meet and live with a different host family in each of the island's four prefectures. 
This trip provides a unique insider's view of Japan since we are hosted by local Japanese people and stay in Japanese homes.  This type of trip cannot be duplicated as a tourist.